SUBJECT-BASED: Discover new, build upon or refresh existing knowledge, attitudes, perceptions, SOCIAL/CULTURAL: Learning about & increasing appreciation for each other. MUSEUM LITERACY: Learning how to use museums as resources for free-choice learning and leisure; stimulate careful & responsive looking and thinking. AESTHETIC/RE-CREATIVE: Renew, refresh,and restore; awe & wonder; joy/ enjoyment; contemplation/reflection TRANSFORMATION: Significant changes in thinking, attitudes, beliefs,behaviors, or habits-of-mind.
Kelly McKinley Richard and Elizabeth Currie Director, Education and Public Programming Starting with the Visitor: Experience Design at the Art Gallery of Ontario
Mihalyi Csikszentmihalyi & The Psychology of Flow
Definition of flow: deep happiness + creativity
Characteristics: Complete absorption in the action at hand; effortless engagement & activity; harnessing emotions in the service of performance & learning; all skills in play; feeling “in the groove”
Conditions for flow: a balance between the challenge of the task and the skill of the performer